Friday, June 10, speaking before several hundred evangelical voters, U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) began his speech by offering a prayer.
"I think we’re called to pray. I think we are called to pray for our country, for our leaders, and yes, even our president. In his role as president I think we should pray for Barack Obama. But I think we need to be very specific about how we pray," Sen. Perdue said. "We should pray like Psalms 109:8 says. It says, 'Let his days be few, and let another have his office.'"
Here's what Psalms 109 says in context:
6 Appoint someone evil to oppose my enemy;
let an accuser stand at his right hand.
7 When he is tried, let him be found guilty,
and may his prayers condemn him.
8 May his days be few;
may another take his place of leadership.
9 May his children be fatherless
and his wife a widow.
10 May his children be wandering beggars;
may they be driven from their ruined homes.
11 May a creditor seize all he has;
may strangers plunder the fruits of his labor.
12 May no one extend kindness to him
or take pity on his fatherless children.
Yes, Senator Perdue, intentionally or not, was calling for the President's death. In case you have any doubt, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid's Deputy Chief of Staff in response tweeted, "Republican Senator David Perdue is praying for President Obama to die. This is why Trump is the GOP nominee."
U.S. Congressman Rick Allen (R-GA) also offered a prayer recently, inciting violence against LGBT people.
Just two weeks ago, he opened a Republican Party meeting by telling lawmakers they were "going to hell" for voting for a pro-equality bill, and then read Bible passages that said gay people are "worthy of death."
Please, join us in telling Speaker Ryan and Leader McConnell you want them to send a strong message by censuring these two elected officials.